Reportedly a synthesis of “the epic scope of The Passage and the emotional impact of The Road,” Joe Hill’s apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman, is “set in a world overtaken by an incurable runaway pathogen that causes death by spontaneous combustion.” Fans of the award-winning author have been impatient to read this novel, spurred on by teaser releases via Entertainment Weekly and other sources. Chris Ryall, Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief at IDW Publishing, has worked with Joe on comic works including Locke & Key, Wraith, and The Cape. This is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Fireman from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 10 AM!
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of The Fireman from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 10 AM!
If you are purchasing your copy on-line and attending the signing, please be sure to note your intent in the comments section at check-out.
Thanks to improved technology, Mysterious Galaxy is updating our process for readers acquiring books and tickets for our numbered events. We are pleased to share that we can begin issuing tickets for the signing line with the purchase of the authors’ designated title as soon as the confirmed author event is posted to our web calendar. Books and tickets will be made available to customers on the on-sale date of the book.
E.G. tickets are now available for our MGSD May 26 event with Joe Hill for The Fireman; books and tickets will be available for readers to pick-up on Tuesday, May 17, beginning at 10:00 AM!
The fireman is coming. Stay cool.
No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob s dismay, Harper wants to live at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.
Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.
In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman s secrets before her life and that of her unborn child goes up in smoke.
Merrin Williams is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover . . . and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his one true love. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. Now it's time for revenge . . .
It's time the devil had his due . . .
When Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness, kidnaps her son, Victoria McQueen, the only person to ever escape his unmitigated evil, must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get her son back.
Named a "modern masterpiece" by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series "Locke & Key" takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The "Locke & Key Master Edition "Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, "Welcome to Lovecraft" and "Headgames," with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.